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Remember when…

Remember when I outlined all N’s job uncertainty in this post back on May 2008? Back then we still had no idea where his job search would take us and we were pretty worried that we would end up stuck with the status quo if no better offers came along. We were barely making end […]

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Thoughts on struggle and peaceful garden photos

To me the hardest thing is to watch a loved one go through trying times and to not be able to help them. My brother is dealing with some heavy stuff right now. He had a child with a girlfriend and they have just come to terms with the idea that they can’t be together […]

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What can you do about an emotionally draining person?

Do you notice feeling drained, trampled or just worn out after an encounter with an acquaintance or loved one? Maybe this person only wants to have interactions with you when they need support or maybe they tend to unload on you all the time. How do you distinguish between someone going through a “rough patch” […]

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We all end up where we are meant to be eventually.

I just read a great blog post about U-turns and life. The author articulately compared life is with getting lost while driving. Oh, Dang! I just closed the tab for the blog I was wanting to link to. The blogger just left me a comment so now I have the url again, yay! Follow the […]

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Enjoy the holidays- family members and all!

I am going to be honest, the holidays make me very anxious. I find that old issues and grudges resurface during this time and they make the holidays almost impossible to enjoy. Visiting certain family members means enduring blatant insults, being judged, openly criticized and manipulated. Certain people will go on and on about all […]

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Write for a blog carnival or read what others have written.

Occasionally I will post a compilation of several articles that touch on motivational living or on living more simply and naturally. I enjoy reading what others have written on these topics and want to share the articles with you also. You can read these compilation articles by selecting one of the two the categories that […]

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Think outside the box!!

Unhappiness is a sign that something is out of whack, it is usually something you have control over but tendencies will lead you to blame others. This weekend personal discoveries took place at my house. What about you? Have you ever been upset about something that you thought you could not control? Have you felt […]

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Learning to attract what you want….

“The THOUGHTS we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.” – Louise Hay So much of life is a self fulfilling prophecy. We can very easily become products of our environment if we allow it. This is a very difficult concept for people to understand and it […]

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Holiday cheer or holiday fear??

With the holidays just around the corner many people begin to become distressed about the family gatherings. The Daily OM I received today touches on one of the many reasons people dread family gatherings…. Coping With People You Dislike. I think everyone has something or someone they dislike having to cope with at family gatherings. […]

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

I took a moment to reflect upon that statement, it truly is an empowering and insightful statement! What displeases you about our society, world, town etc? How are you acting and reacting differentially to improve the situation around you? Essentially we must reflect our visions in order to make them a reality. That means leading […]

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Destiny and the journey of life- everything happens for a reason.

Control is an illusion that we all struggle with. Do you believe you have control over your life? What does it mean to control your life? Can you control death and various other life changing events? Can you control the direction your life is headed? Your answers to these questions make you the person you […]

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